Crime

Prosecutors charge man accused in 15 robberies in Pierce, Thurston, King counties

A warrant has been issued to bring to Pierce County a man who allegedly admitted to robbing 15 businesses and banks in three counties.

Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged Eric Collier, 25, with six counts of first-degree robbery. Collier, who is in custody in Thurston County, faces other charges there and in King County.

He allegedly held up a string of pizza restaurants and banks from October to January.

Collier “said he had a prescription pill problem and owed money to his supplier,” according to charging papers. “He said he committed the robberies to support his habit and family.”

Collier was arrested Jan. 20 outside an Olympia Federal Bank branch that police said he was planning to rob.

Here are the robberies he’s accused of in Pierce County:













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